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Old 11-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Stabbing Pains in Hands and Arms

Hi everyone,

Just this week my symptoms seem to have changed. I cannot get in with my neuro for a while and I am wondering if anyone can suggest any help, I am due to see my GP today.

I am having mild sharp pains in my hands and arms. It's enough to stop me in my tracks and wince. Has anyone had this before? I also get the feeling of pins and needles in my arms too. This pain sometimes moves around into the middle of my chest and it is very uncomfortable.

My doctor gave me amitriptyline tablets last night 10mg and it zonked me out straight away. This morning I woke up to the pain again. I know these are anti depressants.

Is there any other medication that will help this or non medication? As sometimes it switches from mild to severe.

Would baclofen help with the stabbing sensation?

Thanks everyone

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Re: Stabbing Pains in Hands and Arms

Baclofen is used for spasticity (muscle spasms, muscle cramping/tightness, stiffness and the pain related to those symptoms). Sometimes Baclofen can help with neuropathic pain when not related to spasticity but is not usually prescribed for neuropathic pain.

There are different medications used to treat pain -- anti-depressents are used as well as Neurontin, Lyrica and others. It can be trial and error when finding medications that help. It is also possible for the sharp pains to stop just as suddenly as they started.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Stabbing Pains in Hands and Arms

I just think its odd that its started this week along with my menstrual cycle which I have missed for 2 months prior.

For some reason most nearly all my symptoms have gotten worse this week.

My doctor gave me an anti depressant which basically knocked me off my feet last night . This morning I feel like I have a massive hangover.

 
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Re: Stabbing Pains in Hands and Arms

It is very common to have symptoms increase or even new symptoms show up around the time of ovulaton and/or your period. This is also seen in other diseases/disorders -- those with seizures see an increase in seizure activity.

It stinks, but hormonal fluctuations affect our symptoms.
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